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Issue No.03 - July-September (2005 vol.27)
pp: 23-32
Ra? Rojas , Freie Universit?t Berlin
Frank Darius , Freie Universit?t Berlin
C? G?ktekin , Freie Universit?t Berlin
George Heyne , Fritz-Haber Institut
ABSTRACT
Konrad Zuse's Z3, built in Berlin from 1938 to 1941, was destroyed during World War II. The reconstruction project started in 1994. A functional replica was built and unveiled at a conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the public presentation of the original machine in 2001. The reconstruction project includes several Java simulations of components of the whole machine and a 3D functional simulation of the Z3 and its user console.
INDEX TERMS
Konrad Zuse; Z3 computer; history of computing in Germany; Z3 reconstruction, history of computing
CITATION
Ra? Rojas, Frank Darius, C? G?ktekin, George Heyne, "The Reconstruction of Konrad Zuse's Z3", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.27, no. 3, pp. 23-32, July-September 2005, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2005.48
REFERENCES
1. For a more detailed account, see Zuse's autobiography (K. Zuse, The Computer— My Life, Springer-Verlag, 1993) or Petzold's history of early computing in Germany: H. Petzold, Moderne Rechenkünstler [Modern Computing Wizards], C.H. Beck, 1992 (in German).
2. H. Petzold, Moderne Rechenkünstler [Modern Computing Wizards], C.H. Beck, 1992 (in German).
3. R. Rojas, "Konrad Zuse— War der Erfinder des Computers doch kein Musterschüler?" [Konrad Zuse— Was the Inventor of the Computer No Role Model in School?], Telepolis.de, 1 Jan. 2001 (in German).
4. R. Rojas, "Konrad Zuse's Legacy: The Architecture of the Z1 and Z3," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 19, no. 2, 1997, pp. 5-16. The article has been translated into Russian and Polish ().
5. R. Rojas and U. Hashagen eds. The First Computers—, History and Architectures, MIT Press, 2000.
6. P. Ceruzzi, Reckoners: The Prehistory of the Digital Computer, from Relays to the Stored Program Concept, 1935–1945, Greenwood Press, 1983.
7. R. Rojas, "On Basic Concepts of Early Computers in Relation to Contemporary Computer Architectures," Proc. 13th World Computer Congress, 1994, pp. 324-331.
8. A. Thurm, "Eine Simulation der Z3 für das Internet" [The Simulation of the Z3 for the Internet], Die Rechenmaschinen von Konrad Zuse [[The Computing Machines of Konrad Zuse] , R. Rojas, ed., Springer-Verlag, 1998 (in German).
9. R. Rojas, "Simulating Konrad Zuse's Computers," Dr. Dobbs J. no. 316, Sept. 2000, pp. 64-69.
10. R. Rojas, "Die Architektur der Rechenmaschinen Z1 und Z3 von Konrad Zuse" [The Architecture of the Computing Machines Z1 and Z3], Informatik Spektrum, vol. 19, no. 6, 1996, pp. 303-314 (in German).
11. R. Rojas ed. Die Rechenmaschinen von Konrad Zuse [The Computing Machines of Konrad Zuse], Springer-Verlag, 1998 (in German).
12. R. Rojas, "How to Make Konrad Zuse's Z3 a Universal Computer," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 20, no. 3, 1998, pp. 51-54.
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